The Sun : Man Utd eye £10m transfer for Sporting Lisbon left-back Nuno Mendes, 17, ‘after being recommended by Nani’

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MANCHESTER UNITED are preparing to part with £10million to land Sporting Lisbon left-back Nuno Mendes on the advice on Nani, according to reports.

The highly-rated 17-year-old has just a year left on his current deal with the Portuguese side.

Man United are ready to take a gamble on Nuno Mendes
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He has turned down the option of extending his stay for another two years with big clubs ready to swoop for his signature.

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Mendes has yet to play a senior match for Sporting but has trained with the first team squad.

And his performances have obviously attracted the attention of Nani who has put in a glowing review to United chiefs.

Nani spent eight years at Old Trafford before eventually returning to boyhood club Sporting in 2018.

It appears as though Mendes could follow in his footsteps the Daily Star reports.

Mendes is known for his lightning-quick speed, his dribbling and ability to contribute to attacking play.

Former United winger Nani reportedly recommended the left-back
Mark Robinson - The Sun

United reportedly held talks with Sporting in January while concluding an initial £47m move for attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

A deal couldn't be completed but the Red Devils have a solid relationship with Sporting having also landed superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from them in 2013.

United face competition from teams in Spain who are ready to make their move for Mendes dubbed one of Portugal's hottest prospects.

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